CHAPIN BENEFIT - Shooter's Depot, 5958 Shallowford Road. "An Evening With R. Lee Ermey," featuring actor known for drill-sergeant roles in "Full Metal Jacket" and recent Geico commercial, presents program, 7 p.m. May 13, $75. Proceeds go to family of Chattanooga Police officer Tim Chapin. 304-0747.
CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET - Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Vendors showcase locally produced arts, crafts and horticultural goods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 648-2496, www.ChattanoogaMarket.com.
HUB FEST - Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road, East Brainerd. Community celebration includes pony rides, petting zoo and lessons by Chattanooga Bocce Club, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Goods and food available for purchase. 802-5777.
KITE FLY - Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Highway. Scenic City Kite Club offers instruction, with demonstration kites ranging from 200-square-foot parafoils to tiny fighter kites, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Includes teddy bear and candy drops.
ODYSSEY 2011 - Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien keynotes Journey of Rising Stars luncheon for Young Women's Leadership Academy Foundation, noon Tuesday. $75. 468-4105, www.cglaonline.com.
PERUVIAN NIGHT - Chattanooga Marriott, 2 Carter Plaza. Peruvian American Medical Society, South Eastern Chapter, presents formal dinner show and dancing, 6-11 p.m. May 14. $75 individual, $750 corporate table. Reservations due today. 706-280-7862. Proceeds help build a medical center in Santiago de Chuco, Peru.
SOUTHERN BLOOMS FESTIVAL - Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Garden tours, expert speakers, workshops, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today-Sunday. Free with park admission, $18.95 adults, $10 children. 706-820-2531, www.seerockcity.com.
SPRING WINE FEST - Georgia Wines, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga. Georgia Wine event is biggest sale of the year, with complimentary tastings and food, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Saturday, 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Live music, noon-4 p.m. Saturday only. 706-937-WINE.
TOUR OF ROSES - Eight Chattanooga gardens. Self-guided tour benefiting CONTACT of Chattanooga crisis helpline, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 14, 1-5 p.m. May 15. $1 per garden. Map and information at www.chattanoogarose.org.
WAKE UP WITH THE BIRDS - Chattanooga Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. Guided bird walk, 7:30 a.m. Saturday (repeats May 14). Nonmembers $8 adults, $5 seniors and children 4-11. Reservations recommended. 821-1160, ext. 0.
CHATTANOOGA WRITERS GUILD - Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library, 1100 Broad St. Monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 648-2195. firstname.lastname@example.org, writersguild.org.
MANIFEST - Camp House, 1427 Williams St. Poetry slam with participants offering three-minute poems about love (or the hatred thereof), 9 p.m. May 13. $5 competing poets, $8 general admission. email@example.com.
CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM - 321 Chestnut St. Spring hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $10.95. 756-2738, www.cdmfun.org.
* "Good for You: Healthy Fun on the Run" exhibit through May 15.
* "Grow a Garden," for ages 18 months-4 years, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday.
TENNESSEE AQUARIUM - 1 Broad St. "Ranger Rick's Backyard Safari," exhibit offering lessons on exotic habitats, domestic habitats and species-specific specializations, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, starting Thursday. $24.95 adults, $14.95 children 3-12. 265-0695, www.tnaqua.org.
DANCE SHOWCASE - North River Ballroom, 4200 N. Access Road, Hixson. Local dancers perform a variety of ballroom and group dances, 7 p.m. today, $15. Open ballroom dancing, 8:30 p.m., $10. 521-4647.
LEGIONNAIRES BIG BAND - Post 95 American Legion Post 95, 3329 Ringgold Road, East Ridge. Music for dancing, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, $6. 624-9105.